Causes

  • Caused mainly due to the impaired pitta dosha.
  • It then vitiates rakta and meda dhatus (fat and blood tissues).
  • The vitiated doshas produce toxins that block the energy channels of the face and leads to pimple formation.
  • Acne is also caused by excessive intake of oily, sour, salty and spicy food.

Symptoms

  • Whiteheads
  • Pimples
  • Blackheads

Ayurvedic Treatment

  • Ayurveda treatment targets pacifying aggravated Pitta Dosha.
  • It also targets to restore natural hormonal balance.
  • It further improves facial skin health by an antibacterial effect of herbs. 
  • Herbs used in treating acne are Neem, Haridra, Daruharidra, Sariva, Chandana, Rakta Chandana, Manjishta etc.

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Wash your face frequently with mild herbal soaps and never squeeze the acne lesions.
  • Avoid irritant cosmetics and do not eat oily, sour and spicy food.
  • Eat unprocessed and fresh food. Also, drink 8-10 glasses of water in a day.
  • Use herbs like coriander seeds, Indian gooseberry (amla), fennel, and aloe vera as they have cooling effects on the body.

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Q.1 Is acne a result of allergy?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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It is a disease that affects the oil glands of the skin.

Q.2 Are there different kinds of pimples that can be seen with Acne?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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Different kinds of pimples that can be seen with Acne are: Whiteheads (Comedones)- they stay under skin surface, Blackheads- they rise through skin surface and looks black, Pustules- red at bottom having pus on top, Papules- small, pink and tender bumps, Nodules- large, painful, solid and deep-rooted pimples, Cysts- deep, painful pus filled.pimples that causes scars.

Q.3 What is the reason for formation of pimples?
a) Poor hygiene
b) Illness
c) Dead skin, bacteria, and oil
d) All of above

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The hair follicles and pores in the skin contain sebaceous glands that form the sebum. Sebum lubricates hair and skin. Too much sebum and dead skin clog the pores. Bacterias get trapped inside and multiply. This causes swelling and redness.

Q.4 Does greecy and fried foof makes Acne worse?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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They are overall not good for health but not a reason for Acne. If you feel that you get a severe breakout after intake of certain food, have a slight cutback on it.

Q.5 Is Acne a very coomon skin disease?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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It is most common in teens and adults. 80% of people from age 11 to 30 have Acne problems. But some even get it in their 40's and 50's.

Q.6 Are blackheads the result of oil and dirt?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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Blackheads are not due to dirt and do not reflect poor hygiene. It is a result of excessive sebum.

Q.7 Is acne often seen in babies?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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Baby acne develops during the first three to four weeks, due to the hormonal changes. They disappear after some time.

Q.8 Are Rosacea same disease?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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It may seem similar to acne but does not have any blackheads or whiteheads. It is described as the pimples in the middle third face. It happens in the 30's and 40's.

Q.9 Is acne a serious health threat?
a) TRUE
b) FALSE

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It is not a serious disease but may leave scars. It may be treated with medicines and creams.

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